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Dr. Cynthia

Dr. Cynthia

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MBBS, DO, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

25 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Cynthia is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Tambaram, Chennai and has an experience of 25 years in this field. Dr. Cynthia practices at Vasan Eye Care Hospital in Tambaram, Chennai. She completed MBBS from Madurai Medical College in 1995,DO from Madurai Medical College in 2001 and DNB - Ophthalmology from National Board of Education, New Delhi in 2013. She is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment,Retinal Detachment Surgery,Glaucoma Valve Implantation,LASIK Eye Surgery and Canaloplasty etc.

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Tambaram, Chennai

Vasan Eye Care Hospital

#118, Rajaji Road, West Tambaram, Landmark: Near To National Theater., Chennai

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10:00 - 06:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Ophthalmologist?

A: An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specialised in vision and eye care. Unlike other specialisations in eye care, ophthalmologists attend to almost all kinds of eye disorders and related issues. Since they are doctors, they can refer patients to other specialists even if the disease is not eye related.

Q: Is an Ophthalmologist different from an Optometrist?

A: Yes. Both of them are very much different. Although ophthalmologists and optometrists both provide vision and eye care, an optometrist attends to common eye disorders and certain chronic diseases like glaucoma, while an ophthalmologist, along with the common disorders, can take up more complex eye disorders that even require surgery.

Q: Can an Ophthalmologist perform surgery?

A: Yes, ophthalmologists can perform surgery as they tend to have years of training and experience. Many ophthalmologists obtain subspecialty training in areas like eyelid surgery, retinal surgery or pediatric surgery. Others perform surgery based on requirements of the local hospitals or surgical centres.

Q: How can an Ophthalmologist help for Cataract?

A: Ophthalmologists initially perform eye exams like slit-lamp exam, retinal exam, and visual acuity test. Once cataract is diagnosed, there are certain steps that the patient should follow. Cataract can be removed only with surgery. During surgery, the eye’s natural cloudy lens is replaced by an artificial lens by the surgeon, thus resolving the issue.

Q: Should one visit an Ophthalmologist for contact lenses?

A: An ophthalmologist can indeed prescribe contact lenses. Even optometrists can prescribe contact lenses and hence it is not necessary that one should visit an ophthalmologist only. Both of them can perform eye exams for the same and the patient can visit either of them


MBBS - Madurai Medical College, 1995
DO - Madurai Medical College, 2001
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board of Education, New Delhi, 2013


All India Ophthalmological Society


2014 - 2016 Consultant at Vasan Eye Care


56213 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1995
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